• Internal Medicine
    Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center General Internal Medicine
    Associate Program Director Internal Medicine Residency Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center General...

    Dr. Noronha was born and raised in Rochester, NY.  He attended Boston University for his undergraduate and medical school training. He stayed at Boston University for his internal medicine residency and chief residency.  After chief residency he accepted a position at Boston Medical Center as a medical educator splitting his inpatient time between primary care and inpatient ward attending.  Dr. Noronha was the director medicine consult service including being the clinic director for the Boston Medical Center Pre-procedure clinic for several years. Dr. Noronha is currently an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Boston University School of Medicine. He has served on Association for Program Directors in Internal Medicine E-Learning and Communication Committees.  Dr. Noronha is the Director for Quality Improvement Education at Boston Medical Center. He directs the quality improvement curriculum for the residency and leads the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) pathway. He also directed the ambulatory curriculum for the residency program. 

    Dr. Noronha’s academic work focuses on career preparation, residency scheduling and quality improvement. He has presented several national workshops on subjects including fellowship and job preparation, trainee professionalism, ambulatory curriculum, and residency scheduling systems. Dr. Noronha acts as a mentor for medical students and residents. While he has a great appreciation for academic medicine, he believes strongly that each trainee should choose a career path that best fits with their individual values and goals.  He takes pride in seeing his mentees move on to a variety of fields and areas of practice. 

    In his free time Dr. Noronha enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 young daughters. He is an amateur aquarium enthusiast, enjoys exercising, and is still an avid Buffalo Bills fan despite decades of futility.



    • Anesthesiology
    • Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine

    Dr. Nichole Taylor, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and former Associate Anesthesiology Residency Program Director at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.  As a physician living with Multiple Sclerosis, she shifted her career from clinical practice to advocacy, advising, teaching, and administration.  She has over a decade of experience supervising residents and mentoring medical students in career planning, specialty selection, and residency application.  Through her knowledge of both Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) and Graduate Medical Education (GME), she is experienced in assisting all students in a smooth transition from UME to GME.  She is the co-author of 4 recent book chapters in Disability as Diversity (2020, Springer Publishing Company) and Disability as Diversity: A Case Studies Companion Guide (2020, Springer Publishing Company). She recently co-authored a publication entitled, Realizing a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce: Equal Access for Residents with Disabilities in the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, Oct. 2019.  She is an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and awareness of disability in the realm of health science and medical education. 

    • Internal Medicine
    • Medical Education
    • Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)
    • Infectious Diseases
    Academic Hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance/ Harvard Medical School
    Academic Hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance/ Harvard Medical School
    • Hospitalist at Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance

    Dr. Frances Ue is an Internal Medicine Hospitalist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), Associate Site Director of Physical Diagnosis and Reasoning for Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and Instructor at HMS.

    A serendipitous decision to pursue a health and literacy internship near Varanasi, India, became the starting point for an incredibly meaningful 9 years, working in the field of international health as a community organizer, public health researcher, and now as a medical professional. She received a Master's of Public Health from Columbia University and has worked across sub-Saharan Africa and North America. Through her travels, she has found joy in learning with and from diverse, underserved communities and has sought opportunities to advance social justice.

    She has continued to hone her skills as a clinician educator, researcher, and leader. She attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine and trained in Internal Medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, where she served as Chief Resident, above all during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is most proud of her work as a leader within the residency program and hospital at large during this time and reflected on her experience in the NEJM – Insights in Residency Training blog: 

    Her research is mainly in the areas of medical education and infectious diseases. She is currently leading a project as a co-principal investigator evaluating missed opportunities for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) at CHA. Her favorite pastimes include trekking through the alps on the Tour du Mont Blanc and trail running in Cape Town. 

    • Neurological Surgery
    • Intraoperative imaging / technology
    • Low and High Grade Gliomas
    • Awake surgery
    • Language Mapping and Motor Mapping
    • Metastatic Brain Cancer
    • Meningiomas
    • Gliomas
    • Brain Tumors
    Dr. Brian Nahed is a neurosurogeon specializing in brain tumors and intraoperative technology.  Dr. Nahed is the Program Director of MGH Neurosurgery Residency and is focused on education and mentoring of residents and medical students.
    Dr. Brian Nahed is a neurosurogeon specializing in brain tumors and intraoperative technology.  Dr. Nahed is the Program...
    • Associate Professor of Neurosurgery & Associate Director, Neurosurgery Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Brian Nahed is a neurosurgeon specializing in brain tumors (glioblastoma, gliomas (low grade and high grade), metastatic brain tumors, and meningiomas) as well as Spinal Disorders. Dr. Nahed specializes in brain tumors of the eloquent cortex (language and motor areas of the brain) which require awake surgery, language and motor mapping, and subcortical stimulation. Born in New York, Dr. Nahed attended UCLA where he majored in Neuroscience, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and with the department's Highest Honors. He attended the Yale School of Medicine where he was awarded the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship and graduated with honors. Dr. Nahed completed his internship and neurosurgery residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital; where Dr. Nahed also completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Drs. Daniel Haber and Shyamala Maheswaran in the MGH Cancer Center. Dr. Brian Nahed was recruited to the MGH Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Tumor Center in 2011. As an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Brian Nahed's research focuses on developing the first blood based test to diagnose and monitor brain tumors. In collaboration with Drs. Haber, Maheswaran, and Stott, Dr. Nahed recently published the first evidence of circulating tumor cells in the blood of patients with glioma. Dr. Nahed is actively enrolling patients into his translational clinical research study. Dr. Brian Nahed serves as the Program Director of the MGH Neurosurgery Residency. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the CNS/AANS section on Tumors. He is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Council State Neurological Societies. Dr. Nahed is focused on education and socioeconomic issues in neurosurgery. He also serves as a neurotrauma consultant for the National Football League (NFL).

    • Diagnostic Radiology
    • Radiology
    • Research
    • Mentor
    • Basic Sciences Research
    • 5 years of clinical research
    Radiology Resident Physician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    Radiology Resident Physician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    • Resident Physician at UAMS - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

    Dr. George Koshy Vilanilam received a medical degree from Christian Medical College, India where he also received training in Neurological Surgery. He completed postdoctoral training in Nanomedicine, Neuroradiology, and Vascular Neurology, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Machine Learning in Cancer Biology, at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. He began a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR with a goal of pursuing academic Neurointerventional Radiology.

    He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and has over 60 presented abstracts. He has a strong interest in medical student and international medical graduate (IMG) mentorship for residency, IMG advocacy, and resident education. He was also recently awarded a pilot grant to study resident burnout. Dr. Vilanilam has directly mentored over 100 residency applicants, and indirectly guided over 600 medical students and IMGs over the last three years. His diverse background and experience have served well in relating to residency applicants from a variety of backgrounds.

    In his free time, Dr. V enjoys traveling and swimming. He is also an amateur photographer and enjoys drone photography.

  • Dr. Bhatnagar is currently a PGY-3 resident in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Current interests include medical education, education through simulation training, and critical care medicine.

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